laura’s jean jacket diy

i, laura, have had this crazy jean jacket idea for a few months now, but it wasn’t until may when i finally had time to get started! i slowly acquired patches from etsy, thrift stores, local stores (like patina and i like you) and random chinese websites hahah! i bought an oversized, rather basic jean jacket from forever 21 (similar here) and put it together 2 weeks ago! i love it because it’s much more personalized than one i could find at the store. i also look forward to filling it with more patches over time!

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hope everyone is enjoying the longest day of the year!!!

happy thurs!

it’s almost the weekend! i, laura, plan on soaking up some sun, running around lake harriet, and catching up on some sleep.

i recently read the best book called isn’t it pretty to think so by jake miller that i would totally recommend!! it’s kind of a bildungsroman that also features great imagery and unique thoughts that cause you to question life as you know it. i could not put it down!

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i’ve also been enjoying abstract: the art of design on netflix. it’s a very tastefully done documentary series where each episode features a different artist in very diverse fields of art. it is seriously inspiring, interesting, and amazing- check it out!

as for songs, i’ve been listening to the following: bound to you// jocelyn alice, love// kendrick lamar, how i want ya// hudson thames, doing good// milky chance, wicked// mansionz, and shot down// khalid.

also! i turned 18 a couple days ago. 17 was a great year for me, full of tough decisions and personal growth. 17 brought me fun concerts: broods, rock the garden, børns, trips to new york, naples, miami, and LA, college decisions, late nights of studying, experimenting with writing & photography, memories with family and friends, and a greater understanding of who i am. i am excited for the future and feel very content with the past- every day really does matter and i hope to make them all count as an 18 year old.

thanks for reading! take care & find some sunshine!

laura in miami!

both jane and i were lucky enough to get some sun in florida (i was in miami and jane in fort lauderdale) last weekend!

here’s some of my fav pics from the weekend:

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in search of sun
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pink skies

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recognize those shoes from our spring break shoes post?
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10/10 would recommend novecento in miami
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what i was doing while you were breeding by kristin newman is the perfect book for vacation- a must read!
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i’m not a fan of the huge tent behind me haha

 

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thank you for the great trip, mary, maeve, hannah, martha, and greta x2!!!

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past.

in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.

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thank you for following along!!

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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the jean guide

hey, friends! hope everyone is having a very merry holidays. we have both been enjoying some time off to hang out with family and friends.

we wanted to share with you different pairs of jeans from around the web that we think are great!

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the going out jean
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the saturday jean 
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the everyday jean
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the vacation jean
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the sports game jean
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the casual lunch jean
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the relaxed sunday jean

 

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the destroyed jean
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the festival goer jean

random jams

here’s a few songs for your tuesday night- enjoy!

west coast// coconut records

she’s not me, pt. 1 &2// zara larsson

wasted years// maroon 5

i was wrong// arizona

tennesse// kiiara

hymnals- rac mix// grizfolk

wild love// gossling

 

three happy things!

lately, in my efforts to live summer to the fullest, i (laura) have been writing down three happy things that have happened each day. today has been great so i thought i would share my three happy things:

  1. my rookie yearbook came!! just sitting down to look through it now but i am so excited to see it on my bookshelf.
  2. it was 70 degrees and sunny today!
  3. i started work yesterday and it has been so much fun!  still learning new things but loving to get to know more and more about managing a retail buisness.

happy (almost) wednesday! don’t forget to add coming up with three happy things to your nightly agenda.

we’ve changed up our style…

and so should you! welcome to the new and improved distinctive style, we are still working out some kinks, but let us know what you think!!

here are five funky things to change up your style:

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we love midi length dresses
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copy kylie’s hair tattoo look
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mix up your mirrors
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perfect for a unique touch of color
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try a two piece outfit!

five fine finds!

i popped into h&m quickly last weekend and was pleasantly surprised with what i saw.  although their clothes are cheaply made and you really have to pick through it, we like to go there for trendy pieces (because, hey it may go out of style as fast as it came in) that don’t break the bank.

here’s five things we like:

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bold shorts
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light purple jacket

 

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 cool swim top
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reversible bottoms
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 tassel top
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white midi skirt